Popeye Genndy Tartakovsky
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Don't get us wrong: we love a bit of Popeye the sailor man. What's not to like about a barely-comprehensible spinach-guzzling maniac who spends most of his time upper-cutting his girlfriend's bit on the side? But we have to say — we weren't expecting a Popeye video game any time soon.

The last bit of Popeye news we remember is the announcement of a Genndy Tartakovsky animated movie, which may or may not still be in the works... so perhaps we're due a Popeye revival? And who else to handle it, but the makers of the highly-rated Calculator: the calculator app for Nintendo Switch?

It's true: we now have an officially-licensed Popeye game heading to the Nintendo Switch on the 4th of November, which means it'll be fighting off the Animal Crossing: New Horizons update (5th November) for people's attention.

The description calls it a "modernized adaptation of the classic arcade game", which you may remember as being the reason that Donkey Kong exists. From the screenshots, it looks like it'll be an item-collecting, free-roaming game in which you have to grab hearts, letters, and spinach while avoiding obstacles. The letters will come together to spell out a phrase, while the hearts are scattered around the place, and you'll be trying to collect them in record time.

The game will be published by Sabec, whose other games include Calculator, Golf, Darts, and Fight. In keeping with their minimalistic titles, the Popeye game will be called "Popeye".

Are you a Popeye fan? Does this game intrigue you? Let us know in the comments below!

[source nintendo.com]